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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000603.txt from 2001/07

From: Kent Krive <kkrive@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Leblanc Barrels
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 18:12:57 -0400

Tony,

Scotty sells his barrels from home. Contact him at:

C. Robert Scott
2930 Sunderland Rd
Lansing, MI 48911-1556
Phone 001 (517) 882-9098

They're made of Delrin (or similar material) stock; either the entire
barrel, or a liner for your wood barrel. Configurations (at one time, at
least) include the "a2" (more free-blowing) which has a "lighter,"
"brighter" sound, and the "aa2" (more resistant) which elicits stronger
odd-numbered partials, thus more "depth" and "ping." Scotty likes the
"aa2" better because its bore configuration is one chosen by Keith Stein
during an informal test situation many years ago, in which Scotty played
a variety of barrels with Stein listening.

Scotty's barrels may also be available from various retail outlets, but
I'm not aware of them.

The barrels do help! They're especially good at evening out
register-related tonal differences and bringing sharp throat tones down.

Kent

Tony Wakefield wrote:
>
> Stephen,
>
> I understand what you say about Scott barrels working on both types of
> Leblanc. I will ask at my local shop if these barrels are obtainable over
> here - (U.K.). I certainly haven`t seen any. They might only be obtainable
> on special order, which if the shop has any worth shouldn`t be too much
> trouble.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Tony W.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen C. Moore" <stmoore@-----.edu>
> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> Sent: 20 July 2001 22:26
> Subject: RE: [kl] Leblanc Barrels
>
> >
> > Well, I sure did see it work when we switched the Scott barrel between his
> > LL and my Opus. Maybe there were tuning oddities that I didn't pick up
> > on, but they were subtle if so. But it certainly wasn't the case that the
> > barrels just "don't work".
> >
> >
> > Stephen C. Moore stmoore@-----.edu/~stmoore
> > Technical Assistant, Computer Science Dept., New Mexico State University
> > Phone: (505) 646-7941 Fax: (505) 646-1002
> > "Success is a Journey, Not a Destination, So Stop Running."
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > On Fri, 20 Jul 2001, Kevin Fay (LCA) wrote:
> >
> > > Tony Wakefield posted:
> > >
> > > <<<I`m told that my present set up of Leblanc Opus is different from the
> > > old LL`s, enough to even make using the same (my current) mouthpiece for
> > > <both> instruments incompatible.
> > >
> > > I would think that this is a problem unresolvable enough to think that
> > > the only recourse is to get rid of my LL`s forthwith. Any thoughts, or
> > > agreements?>>>
> > >
> > > and again:
> > >
> > > <<<I'm quite reluctant to put different barrels on the Opus clarinets as
> > > I'm blowing fairly well in tune on them.>>>
> > >
> > > The LL and the Opus won't take the same barrel 'cuz their fundamental
> > > design is different. The Opus has a polycylindrical bore after the
> > > fashion of the Buffet R-13; it's close enough to the Buffet that
> > > aftermarket barrels for Buffets can work nicely.
> > >
> > > I do not remember if the LL is the old huge bore with no undercutting of
> > > the tone holes, or a more modern reverse-cone with a smaller bore. In
> > > either event, however, it wouldn't take a barrel designed for a
> > > polycylindrical bore. The DEG Accubore is the only aftermarket barrel
> > > that I've seen advertised for the older Leblancs.
> > >
> > > kjf
> > >
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